Organizational Development

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City of Olathe Organizational Development encompasses:

  • Learning
  • On-Boarding
  • Process Improvement
  • Internal Consulting


In addition to offering traditional training opportunities, we continually look for ways to bring learning to our workforce in unique and creative modes.  As part of our commitment to on-going employee learning, we created Olathe University, enabling our employees to improve their skills, knowledge, and abilities based on their unique needs. Olathe University combines facilitated training with online learning through a customized Learning Management System. Olathe University also hosts a Supervisory Leadership Training Program designed to develop current and prospective supervisors in key areas such as Performance Management, Customer Service, Legal Issues, and Diversity. 


Through our On-Boarding process we ensure that employees are engaged early and often and get the support they need to quickly learn the operation of the City.  Our On-Boarding does not end at New Employee Orientation - we continually seek opportunities to help new employees feel welcomed, engaged, and part of the City of Olathe family.

Process Improvement

By creating a methodology that blends the best practices in Process Improvement and Action Learning and providing strong facilitation, we enable all departments to have the appropriate dialogue using the right tools, at the right time.  As a result, City departments are equipped to continually identify and act on improvement opportunities.

Internal Consulting

Human Resources provides the City of Olathe with top internal seasoned business consultants to help shape the strategies and actions required to support growth and change in our culture.